PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – At the time I am writing this, this snow has just picked up after the dry slit we talked about for the past few days moved in.
It’s easy to say this is ‘half way’ to the event but that’s only partially true. As we are at the back of this system, the temperature is now dropping.
This means we’ll start to see a lighter, finer layer of snow fall from here.
Our ratio will change from a ratio of just 10:1 yesterday (Airport reports 3.5 inches of snow but only 0.3 inches of rain) to a ratio closer to 15:1 or maybe even 18:1 before the snow comes to an end. Forecasts appear to be in place at this point.
So what can you expect from here on out for the rest of the day? The heaviest and most consistent snowfall will end in sunny weather.
There will still be some snow during the day but the data shows for the rest of the day there will be only about a half inch or so of extra snow accumulation. You may not even notice the additional snow with everything already down.
Road conditions will improve. The winter storm warning was in effect at 1 p.m. this afternoon, but could be canceled soon if road officers act quickly on the roads. I fully expect that to happen. An issue on the roads later today will be snow blowing. Wind speeds for the day will be 12-22 mph with peak winds around 35 mph.
When the snow is still fresh, blowing snow makes it difficult for drivers in the area. Driving conditions on the road can change dramatically in just a few hundred feet. You are required to stay alert and aware of the weather when driving during the day.
Temperatures will also stay cold. Today’s high will only be around 30 degrees. Yesterday we hit a peak of 30 and I’m trying to figure out why temperatures will be warmer today, even though the modeling data continues to show that.
Given the high wind speeds, the snow on the ground, and the little sunshine that we might get reflected off of the new snow, I just didn’t see it.
Looking ahead, expect a big cool down by the end of the week. We’ll likely see teen highs on Friday, and most days on Thursday will see temperatures just as cold.
Some communities may also see their actual air temperatures drop below zero on Friday morning. You are subject to the effects of even a light breeze of 5-10 mph and you can expect chills in negative adolescents.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/01/17/winter-weather-storm-brings-over-6-of-snow-to-pittsburgh-area/ Storm Brings Snow Over 6″ To Pittsburgh Area – CBS Pittsburgh